College football Rivalry Week has touched down in Los Angeles, and USC fans appear to have been the first to let everyone know it this year.
Nelson Agholor caught a career-high 16 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns, and Cody Kessler passed for 371 yards and four scores in Southern California’s 38-30 victory over California on Thursday night.
A bye week affords No. 14 UCLA a chance to watch some football.
Baylor, Arizona State and Ohio State all took big steps forward in The Associated Press college football poll after big wins, while UCLA moved up four spots to No. 14.
Slowing down UCLA’s Brett Hundley was going to be a difficult task for Washington even with dismissed cornerback Marcus Peters and star pass rusher Hau’oli Kikaha in the lineup.
When UCLA visits Washington on Saturday, the Bruins will face three freshmen and a sophomore starter in the Huskies’ secondary.
At some point this Saturday, Washington’s Shaq Thompson will almost assuredly take a handoff, get through the pileup at the line of scrimmage and run headlong into UCLA’s Myles Jack.
Brett Hundley passed for 189 yards and ran for 131 more, and No. 25 UCLA pulled its season back from the brink with a dominant defensive performance in a 17-7 victory over No. 14 Arizona on Saturday night.
Cody Kessler threw for 400 yards and five touchdowns and Southern California beat Washington State 44-17 in rainy, foggy conditions on Saturday.
With No. 25 UCLA’s season getting grimmer by the week, Brett Hundley and coach Jim Mora just couldn’t bring themselves to embrace the usual football clichΘs about No. 14 Arizona’s visit to the Rose Bowl.
Southern California has held a narrow lead in the final moments of a conference game four times this season.
Southern California left tackle Chad Wheeler will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his right knee.
Travis Wilson threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Kaelin Clay with 8 seconds left to give No. 19 Utah a 24-21 victory over No. 20 Southern California on Saturday night.
Quarterback Brett Hundley scored on an 8-yard keeper in double overtime to give No. 25 UCLA a 40-37 victory over Colorado on Saturday.
Brett Hundley threw for 330 yards and two scores last weekend in a win at California. Ho-hum. The UCLA junior quarterback also scrambled his way for 94 more yards and another score. Yawn.
Theo Riddick rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown, Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals, and No. 1 Notre Dame secured a spot in the BCS championship game with a 22-13 victory over Southern California on Saturday night.